Support TRRC in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) using CODE 27269!

The Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center, Inc. (TRRC), located at 3750 Shady Lane in Glenwood, Maryland, provides therapeutic horseback riding services to children and adults with a wide range of physical, mental and emotional disabilities, including:


  • Amputations

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Autism

  • Blindness/Visual Impairment

  • Brain Injury

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Deafness

  • Developmental Delay

  • Down Syndrome

  • Emotional Disabilities, Behavioral or

Mental Health Issues

  • Genetic Conditions


  • Intellectual Disability

  • Learning Disability

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Muscular Distrophy

  • Orthopedic Issues

  • Paralysis

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Pulmonary Disorders

  • Speech Impairment

  • Spina Bifida

  • Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Stroke

  • Terminal Illness

 Thirty years ago, Dr. Helen Tuel realized the value of therapeutic horseback riding, enrolled at Vanderbilt University, earned a doctorate in Education Administration researching the benefit of play in learning, and founded TRRC with her husband, John, in 1983 with a borrowed pony and a teen with Down Syndrome. Since then, the center has flourished and is now also a place for recreational riders and volunteers who want to share in the work that we do. It is a safe and nurturing environment, where special bonds develop with horse and rider, therapists and volunteers.


Therapeutic horseback riding can be effective in improving motor skills like strength and balance, building confidence and improving quality of life for these individuals. Therapeutic and recreational riding lessons at TRRC are taught by riding instructors, and clients work specifically on horseback riding skills.


We rely on the generous support from our donors and volunteers.


Founder Picture

Co-Founder, Dr. Helen Tuel

Co-Founder Picture

Co-Founder, John Tuel

September 14, 2020


Attend the TRRC Mental Health Awareness Event Tuesday, 10/13 from 6 - 8 p.m.! Recording can be accessed here (Passcode: Hv8.Z8KN).

September 14, 2020


Attend the TRRC Art Show and Auction Saturday, 9/19 from 1 - 5 p.m.!

August 29, 2020


Support an Eagle Scout's Project to Build a Tractor Shed!

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June 7, 2020


30th Annual Golf Outing, September 15, 2020 - SOLD OUT!

March 1, 2020


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